Signs of Rising Damp
Dampness in walls can originate from a variety of different sources. It is therefore important to find out exactly where the dampness comes from in order to save time and money on the potentially wrong treatment.
Internal Signs of Rising Damp on Walls
Some signs of rising damp are easy to point out, like decaying skirting boards or timber, efflorescence on walls, damp patches, mould growth and the peeling and blistering of wallpapers and paints.
Decaying skirting boards or timber
Efflorescence on interior walls
Visible damp patches on walls
Black, green and white mould growth
Peeling and blistering of wallpapers and paints
External Signs of Rising Damp on Walls
Rising damp can often be seen on exterior walls. One of these symptoms is for example linear efflorescence and permanent discolouration on the outside of exterior walls.
Efflorescence on exterior walls
Discolouration on exterior Walls
Corrosion of bricks and mortar
Finding Signs of Rising Damp with an Electrical Moisture Meter
A full survey with an electrical moisture meter can be undertaken to find symptoms of dampness in walls. Electrical moisture meter readings can help establish a “moisture profile” to establish the pattern of dampness along walls. Helpful guidelines and common moisture profiles can be found in our handbook Rising Damp & its Control.
Info and Help
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